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Update: PDP sends consolation message to Kwankwaso amid father’s demise

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Ologbondiyan said that deceased made immense sacrifice towards the unity and development of the nation.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condoled with the former Governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, over the death of his father, Alhaji Musa Kwankwaso, who was the Majidadi Kano.

The party in statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Saturday, described late Kwankwaso, who was the District Head of Madobi, as a patriotic traditional leader.

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He noted that late Kwankwaso’s roles in strengthening the traditional institution and values in nation building were enormous and would remembered for long.

He said: “Late Kwankwaso distinguished himself as an upright, honest and selfless leader who dedicated his life at all times towards the good of the nation and humanity at large.

“Though we are grieved that the Majidadi Kano left at a time his prayers and wise counsel are needed the most, we, are however, consoled that he lived a fulfilled life to the praise of the Almighty Allah.”

Ologbondiyan said that the PDP was also consoled that he bequeathed to the nation, a gift of a patriot in Sen. Kwankwaso.

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He said that his son had distinguished himself with exceptional commitment to the stability, peace and development of the nation.

“Our party commiserates with Sen. Kwankwaso, the entire Kwankwaso family as well as the people of Kano state and prays God will comfort them and grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

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Breaking: I served Sanusi ‘the Jonathan medicine’, I have no regrets- Ganduje

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Sanusi was appointed during the administration of Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, in which Ganduje was deputy governor. He succeeded Kwankwaso in 2015.

Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje on Tuesday gave reasons why he dethroned Alhaji Muhammadu Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.

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The governor said he took the decision to save the system and the traditional institution from abuse.

Governor Ganduje spoke at the presentation of a book on former President Goodluck Johnathan, authored by a journalist, Bonaventure Philips Melah.

According to him, Sanusi was not the best man for the throne at the time he was appointed in June 2014, saying that the deposed Emir was appointed to spite former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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Jonathan had in April 2014, sacked Sanusi as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over claims by the ex CBN Governor that $49 billion was stolen by some persons under the Jonathan administration.

Faulting Sanusi’s public outburst over the alleged fraud, Ganduje said the ex CBN Governor ought to have discussed the matter privately with the former President, who in turn could have ordered investigation into the allegation.

Ganduje said Jonathan took a bold step by sacking Sanusi as CBN Governor, even though the action created bad blood in certain circles.

The Kano Governor said: “Jonathan took a bold step in sacking Sanusi as CBN Governor, which created bad blood in certain circles.

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“When Sanusi said $49 billion was lost in Jonathan’s government, I said in my mind that No, you could have discussed with him (Jonathan) privately.

“You could have given him this clue and then he would know how to investigate even before those who had stolen the money would find a way of hiding the money.

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“That statement, I said in my mind was not honourable. That statement created bad blood”.

In June 2014, barely two months after he was sacked as CBN Governor, Sanusi got appointed as the Emir of Kano, a position that Ganduje said he did not deserve in the first place.

Governor Ganduje however sacked Sanusi as Emir of Kano on March 9, 2020, a decision the Governor said he took to “save the system and to save the institution”.

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Sounding derisively jocular, Ganduje said: “Sanusi was appointed Emir of Kano not because he was the best man for the throne but to retaliate what Jonathan did to him.

“That was in order to prove that what Jonathan did to him was wrong and that the people of Kano wanted their son as Emir and therefore they decided to appoint him as Emir.

“But when he was appointed, there were a lot of demonstration with people burning tyres here and there. But because of government backing, he was sustained on the stool.

“When I became governor, (that’s why you will laugh), I said yes, the Jonathan medicine is an important medicine.

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“That medicine, even though I am not a medical doctor, but that medicine would serve the same purpose, for the same disease and for the same patient.

“So I took my Jonathan medicine and decided to save the system, to save the institution and I applied it effectively. So Jonathan and I are on the same page. Actually, I have no regrets.”

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Apostle suleman react to Emir Sanusi’s dethronement.

says, it’s not criminality to disobey the Governor


Apostle Johnson Suleman has reacted to the dethronement and banishment of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Recall Emir Sanusi’s removal was confirmed on Monday March 9 by Secretary to Kano State Government, Usman Alhaji who alleged that he (Sanusi) disrespected the lawful instructions from the office of the Governor and lawful authorities. The Kano monarch was also accused of persistently refusing to attend official meetings and programmes organized by the government without any lawful justification.

Following the removal of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor Ganduje appointed one of the sons of late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, Aminu Ado Bayero as the 15th Fulani Emir of the state.

Reacting to the development, Apostle Johnson Suleman stated that disrespecting a Governor is not a criminal offence. The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries who however admitted that a Governor has the right to depose a traditional ruler, stated that a Governor does not have the right to detain anyone who has not committed an offence.

Suleman tweeted;

I can understand the dethronment of the former emir of kano.what I dont understand is the detention.over what?a governor has right to depose a traditional ruler but has no right to detain anyone who has not committed an offence.disrespecting a governor is not a criminal offence.


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Buhari, brain behind Sanusi’s dethronement – Kwankwaso claims.


Former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has said Muhammadu Sanusi 11 was dethroned as Emir of Kano based on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kwankwaso, a former presidential aspirant on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, made the statement on Wednesday morning.


Kwankwaso stated that “the governor of Kano himself has been saying that he has been given the order to remove Sanusi.”

The Presidency has not spoken on the sack of Sanusi since the former Emir of Kano was deposed by the Kano State Government on Monday.

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Buhari not involved in Sanusi’s dethronement – Presidency

President Buhari had also earlier stated that he will not interfere in the rift between the Emir and his State Government.

Buhari noted that he will be overstepping his bounds, constitutionally, if he gets involved in the dispute between the monarch and Ganduje but Kwankwaso on Wednesday alleged that the President has been intervening in the affairs of Kano State.


“President Buhari is getting involved in the affairs of Kano state,” Kwankwaso said.

N.Rs, however, noted that Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso did not provide any evidence to back his claim of the involvement of the President in the removal of the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria as Emir.

Kwankwaso, under whose tenure Sanusi was installed as the Emir in 2014, also claimed that the people of Kano were saddened by the deposition of the Emir.

He described Muhammadu Sanusi as an “honorable king and a man of the world.”


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Your tenure will be meaningless – Kwankwaso tells Ganduje

... Kwankwaso, clueless politician

…they will regret


Former Kano state governor and former Senator representing Kano central senatorial district, Engineer Rabiú Musa Kwankwaso have revealed that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his allies will definitely regret at the end of their second tenure.


Kwankwaso made this known during a radio programme aired by many local radio stations across the state. According to him, the current Kano state government administration is being run on deception and falsehood which he said will make the governor to regret at the end of his tenure.

“They will definitely regret at the end of their tenure, they will be saying had we know we would have handed over to the winner in 2019,” Kwankwaso said. Ganduje yesterday said his predecessor, Kwankwaso, was planning to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest for presidency come 2023.


Receiving the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi, into the APC, Ganduje said Kwankwaso’s most pressing ambition is to contest for the presidency.

Ganduje, while describing Kwankwaso as a “clueless politician’’, who knew nothing in politics, said his predecessor “does not want any other person to shine”.


“I know Kwankwaso more than any other person. He is the kind of person that knows everything, knows better than any other person and who is self-centered.

Whatever this man asks you to do or to pursue will be for his own benefit, not yours. “I know all his political tricks, deceptiveness and doggedness but I endured him for all the years we were together.


He will never appreciate you for whatever you did to him, be it big or small,” he said. In his remarks, Bichi said their decision to cross carpet to the ruling party APC was unanimously taken in response to Ganduje’s invitation to the opposition to join hands with the government in moving the state forward.

“We believe in Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s genuine commitment in developing the state, that is why we resolved to join hands with him to develop our dear state.

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“So we are today answering the call of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The infrastructural development we are seeing all over the state and other human-centered policies like free and compulsory primary and secondary education are some of the major reasons that informed our decision to honour the invitation,” he added.


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